Needlework Designer/Teacher

Gay Ann Rogers

Updated May 28, 2024

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Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,  

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

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I continue to collect. I love it, it brings a great deal of pleasure and inspiration to my life. And what I collect is mercifully small. It occupies so little space.

So where does my clutter come from?

BEADS AND THREADS for my little business....

But we won't go down that path today....

My Second Crown

Hear Hear They've Arrived!

For my collection of

little well-used thimbles.

I waited till the close of the auction and then I bought these two thimbles

This afternoon: a bit of Thimble Pampering and


I will post a photo of post pampering day.

My First Crown belonged to Catherine the Great

I have a long history now of Stitching Crowns. Here was my first Crown from 10 years ago. Do you know whose crown it was?

Yes, those of you who guessed Catherine's Crown are correct

As I said, Ihave a long history of Stitching Crowns Here is my second Crown, near as I can remember. Do you know whose Crown this was?  

Yes, those of you who guessed Eleanor were right.

There is no known portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine so I made up both Crown and Eleanor from parts of paintings unrelated to her, such as the one below.

Below is a photo of both. Notice the main difference: the arches were made shorter and the Crown smaller for Elizabeth II.

My Third Crown

If you guessed Queen Elizabeth 1, you are correct. It was her Coronation Crown.

Comparing my Fourth and Fifth Crowns

This is the Imperial State Crown first created for Queen Victoria's Coronation. Those of you who guessed Elizabeth II are partly correct. I will explain tomorrow..

My Fourth Crown

This is the same Imperial State Crown 'remodeled' for Elizabeth II, so those of you who guessed that Queen VIctoria's Crown was Elizabeth II's Crown were correct. Here is my version of the Imperial State Crown as it was adjusted for Elizabeth II.

Can you identify some of the differences? Tomorrow morning I will point out one fun change in particular.

My Fifth Crown

My World of Needlework



My Patriotica Sale starts at 8:00 a.m. right here, on my home page.

A Reminder

If you are new to my designs, please read about my instructions and the reason I package them the way I do.

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Notice also on the band that the sapphire of St. Edward is moved to the back of the crown and replaced on the front with the Cullinan Diamond called 'The Second Star of Africa.'  This is the second largest of the Cullinan Diamonds and weighs 317.4 carats.

The largest of the Cullinan Diamonds weighing 530.2 carats is on the Sceptre.

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